• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 41.00mm - 145.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon L19 advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.1 vs f/3.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    130g vs 289g
    Lighter weight

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon L19

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 145 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 41 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon S9900

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-310

Nikon L19
Olympus FE-310
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S9900
Olympus FE-310
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm A150

Nikon L19
Fujifilm A150
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
Nikon S9900
Fujifilm A150
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L20

Nikon L19
Nikon L20
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Nikon S9900
Nikon L20
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S9700

Nikon L19
Nikon S9700
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S9900
Nikon S9700
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon L19
Sony HX80
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon S9900
Sony HX80
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Compare Other Cameras?